Archives for April 2013

Debut Album from Lovers And Reflections out now

A new single from Baltimore duo Lovers And Reflections premieres Debut album Swords out now Lovers and Reflections is a collaboration between vocalist, songwriter, and instrumentalist, Regan Rebecca and electronic musician and producer Chris Moore. Superimposing soul … [Read more...]

Efterklang at the Bowery Ballroom, NY 3/23/13

As a farewell to winter, New York's Bowery Ballroom hosted the unique melancholic space pop of Efterklang. Having wowed NY in September at the Metropolitan Museum of Art performing alongside the Wordless Orchestra, the city was clearly ready for another fix. Performing with a lineup featuring childhood friends; Casper Clausen, Mads Brauer and … [Read more...]

Third Album from Adventure

Baltimore's Adventure returns with Weird Work Third full length album for Carpark out April 30 For Adventure’s 2011 album, Lesser Known, mastermind Benny Boeldt dived deep into pop songcraft. Unlike Adventure’s self-titled debut, this record was full of earworm vocal hooks—a big leap from the chiptune-indebted songs of his first album. … [Read more...]

Bonobo – The North Borders

It has become clear that over the course of a fifteen year career, producer Simon Green aka Bonobo has never called anywhere home. Those early recordings found comfort in the smoky jazz clubs of Paris or sun bleached fishing villages of Southern Italy, but were ultimately discarded in the wake of an ever changing electronic landscape. On his fifth … [Read more...]

Album out now from Kazyak

Minneapolis based Kazyak releases album See The Forest, See The Trees The newest record from the Minneapolis band Kazyak marks a fundamental shift in both mindset and lineup for the group. What was once a full-time touring trio making groovy music for festivalgoers has … [Read more...]

The Strokes – Comedown Machine

By now it's well-known that The Strokes' best album is ten years old and there wont be much of a chance for part two to ever be released. But if they continue to sound forcefully capable, like on Comedown Machine, there really shouldn't be much complaining. Although Angles was a success because of the band's invigorated sound and … [Read more...]

Grown Up Avenger Stuff – “Sparkleton”

It’s been give or take a month since Grown Up Avenger Stuff, the band led by vocalist Deirdre Kroener, released their latest album and that has given me quite enough time to listen to the title track “Sparkleton”. The song has a very mellow and laidback start. Though surprised at first, since the band was described to me as “ quirky yet hard … [Read more...]

New 7″ from Psychic Twin Two and a half years ago, Erin Fein began to pen a series of songs that would become the music of Psychic Twin. These songs emerged as intensely personal, nervously rhythmic, and indebted to the ‘80s new-wave of her youth. While recording by herself, doubling her vocals and singing … [Read more...]

Trwbador – self-titled

The launch of this debut long-player from Carmarthenshire-based duo Trwbador comes with not just the ringing endorsement of Welsh indie establishment figures (Euros Childs, James Dean Bradfield and DJ Huw Stephens) but also from further afield, with the likes of 6Music, members of Cornershop and The Great Pop Supplement label being benevolent … [Read more...]

Album from Kacey Johansing out now

KACEY JOHANSING'S "ENEMY" PREMIERES LAYERED SOPHOMORE LPGRAND GHOSTS, OUT now Described by The Bay Bridged as “gorgeous acoustic pop”, San Francisco based musician Kacey Johansing creates songs with wandering melodies, lush harmonies and moody aural landscapes. Her songs are continuing to make their … [Read more...]